Sweet, salt, acid, and spice are the four flavors that characterize any Thai dish, and this Chicken Pad Thai is no exception. Round out this Asian meal with Asian Slaw, Ginger Snow Peas, and Pineapple with Toasted Coconut. Coconut out of a bag is easily toasted on a cookie sheet in the oven -- just watch it carefully to be sure it doesn't burn.
Chicken Pad Thai
Ginger Snow Peas
Heat 2 tsp. vegetable oil with 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger in the microwave for 30 seconds. Toss with steamed snow peas.
Pineapple with Toasted Coconut
Fresh or canned pineapple chunks are topped with toasted coconut for a sweet-crunchy quick dessert. For the kids, try putting the pineapple on skewers -- they'll love it.